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Video: The Full Hurling Feature On 60 Minute Sports

‘The most exciting sport you have never heard of!’ 60 Minutes Sports put together a feature on hurling which was broadcast right across the United States last week. In a comprehensive clip, it profiled the sport in an introductory manner, from the top level in Croke Park right down to grass-roots. Top stars of the game were profiled, from Henry …

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New Cork Hurling Manager To Be Announced In Coming Days

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Cork are set to announce their new hurling manager in just a matter of days, according to reports on Saturday afternoon. The Irish Examiner have revealed that the man set to succeed Jimmy Barry-Murphy will be Tracton clubman Kieran Kingston. The former Cork corner forward was a selector and coach under his predecessor but will now take the reigns following …

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The Galway Players Leading The Heave Against Anthony Cunningham Have Been Revealed

Anthony Cunningham’s position as Galway hurling boss looks increasingly tenuous. Despite reaching this year’s All Ireland Final, Anthony Cunningham’s hold on his job as Galway hurling manager looks to have slipped. Following in the footsteps of the Mayo footballers, Galway’s hurling panel declared that no longer had confidence in Cunningham’s management after holding a vote. Indeed it would seem that …

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Reaction To Hurling Being Broadcast On Prime-Time US TV

Hurling was featured on 60 Minutes Sports on Tuesday night, and all around the country, Americans tuned in to learn about the greatest sport in the world. Last week, a trailer was released for the feature, and it was well received. The opportunity to broadcast the game to a sports-mad nation like USA is priceless, and it is the second time in …

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#GAAyouth Forum: Have Your Say on Your Game

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The second annual #GAAyouth forum will be held in Croke Park on October 24th and Kilkenny hurler, Michael Fennelly, is urging people aged 12-21 to apply to be delegates. ‘’It’s an excellent opportunity, and an excellent resource the GAA have developed. I never had anything like this access to top strength and conditioning coaches or top nutritionists, and I think …

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Was Slaughtneil’s Treble A First In The GAA?

It was an historic day in Derry over the weekend as Robert Emmet’s of Slaughtneil completed the treble – Derry Senior Camogie, Football and Hurling championships, all in the same season. A few weeks back, their hurlers saw off Swatragh to complete their third successive title.  On Sunday in Celtic Park, the football team – back-boned by quite a number …

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Opinion: Nothing Wrong With Appropriate Player Power In Galway

The news emerged on Saturday night that the Galway hurling squad have unanimously agreed that Anthony Cunningham is not the right man to lead them forward. This has been met with a flood of sympathy for the St. Thomas’ clubman. Ideas that ‘he deserved better’, and ‘player power is bad news’ have been bandied about. ‘Player power’ has gained a negative connotation …

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Galway Hurlers Unanimous In Support Of Ousting Anthony Cunningham

The Galway hurlers are set to follow the lead of the Mayo footballers in ousting their manager, Anthony Cunningham. Several reports late last night disclosed the players’ revolt. Earlier this week, Cunningham was ratified as boss for 2016, but the squad are in agreement that the St Thomas’ man is not the right manager to lead the Tribesmen forward. This comes just …

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Mayo GAA Make Official Statement About Management

There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the Mayo management this week, after the vote of no confidence by the players. However, last night, closure was brought upon the reign of joint managers Noel Connelly and Pat Holmes. Despite winning the Connacht title and coming desperately close to knocking out eventual All-Ireland champions Dublin in the semi-final, the …

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Video: Hurling To Be Aired On USA Sports Show

With the dawn of social media and the rapid rise of the internet, it isn’t taking long for the rest of the world to finally be let in our treasured secret that is hurling. In the United States, the sport is on the rise, with Dublin and Galway set to play in Fenway, Boston, in an attempt to raise awareness that …

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Seven Counties Represented In Hurling All Star Nominations

The GAA/GPA All Star nominees for hurling have been announced, and it’s no surprise that All-Ireland finalists Kilkenny and Galway dominate the 45-player selection.  Although Kilkenny ultimately brought their 36th Liam McCarthy Cup back to the banks of the Nore, Galway match them in terms of All Star nominees, with both counties receiving 12 apiece. With a smaller spread across …

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The GPA Unveil Plan To Reform The Football Championship

The Gaelic Players Association have published their plan to reform the Football Championship. The GPA have today revealed their plan to reform the Football Championship. The players organisation believes that their proposal will act as a catalyst ‘for a productive debate regarding the restructuring of the football season’. Although many have highlighted the need to create a tiered championship structure, …

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Watch: Sky Sports Just Made A Major Blunder While Reporting On GAA POTY Nominees

Although most spectators outside of Ireland are still only getting used to regularly seeing GAA on Sky Sports, you’d assume most of the presenters of Sky Sports News would already know offhand that Dublin play in the All-Ireland Championship. Unfortunately, presenter Mike Wedderburn made a regrettable mistake on Thursday morning, calling the Dubs the “All-England football champions” live on TV. Former Dublin …

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Dublin Dominate The 2015 All Star Football Nominations

Unsurprisingly, All-Ireland champions Dublin dominate this year’s 45-player All Star nominations. Eleven of the Dubs’ players feature while All-Ireland final opponents Kerry have received eight nominations, and unlike Dublin, the Kingdom’s are spread right through the field, from the goalkeeper all the way to the forwards. Tyrone and Mayo, who competed at the business end of the competition, receive a …

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Rory Jacob Retires From Inter-County Hurling

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Wexford forward Rory Jacob has called it a day after 14 seasons with the Yellowbellies. The Oulart the Ballagh clubman starred in the county’s last provincial title, scoring 1-1 as they overcame Kilkenny in the 2004 Leinster semi-final, beating the Cat with a last minute goal. Younger brother of Michael Jacob, Rory made his debut in 2002, and was the oldest player …

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